Ritical Review of James Galbraith, The predator state: how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too.
This essay should be a critique of 4 full pages in times new roman font (size 12) of this book THE PREDATOR STATE: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too by James Galbraith (2008).
The paper should NOT be a summary but a critical analysis of the above mentioned book.
The format for the critique is to divide it into three section:
Page 1: a brief summary of the books thesis and main argument (summary should not be more than one page).
Page 2+3: a longer critical analysis of the book. P
age 4: your conclusions and what you learned that applies to the study of political economy and mass media.
The critical analysis should exactly address these questions:
1) what was the authors thesis or central argument.
2) did you agree or disagree with it and why.
3) did the book complement or contradict what you have learned in the class or elsewhere about the media system and/or the political systemand in what way.
4) did the book cause you to change your mind in any way about the connection between media and politics.
5) what was your most important take-away from the book about the American political and/or media system.
This paper has to be a critique from critical imagination. It is expected that you penetrate beneath the surface of the book, to conduct a debate with the author.
What should the sources be? Basically you should at least make 2 substantive comparisons and contrasts with other authors and evidence of critical and conceptual thinking, such as references to other books as well as your own views.
In case you use any material that is directly quoted from the book (or other books in case of comparison) please cite the source and mention the page numbers within the text.
Just to get an idea: this book of James Galbraith has an attempt to purge the liberal mind of the false economic idols of monetary control, balanced budgets and decreased government regulations.